He feels very alone, but then comes to terms with the fact that there are others fighting the same war at home as well. The standing reminder of a monument is of a great deal of importance. Not only does it show that these men are not forgotten to the pages of time, but it stresses the importance of the cost of war. The author was trying to show that war wares a heavy burden long after the last shots are fired. The author, Yusef Komunyakaa, set out with intent of painting a picture of what the men coming home from this war were encountering; as well as how it was affecting them physically and psychologically.
This character clearly relates to the theme of the book, which is age and race can impact somebody’s life a lot. My character, Richard Perry, changed throughout this book from the beginning to end exceptionally. In the starting point of the book, Richard joined the war in Vietnam because his depressed mother couldn’t afford for him to go to college. While he was stationed in Vietnam, Richard met another soldier named Peewee, he was from Chicago and seemed very daring and determined.
Today, some soldiers still have that feeling, but not quite as strong as back then. During the World War II, Joseph Heller joined the Army Air Corps, just like Yossarian. He was inspired to create the character of Yossarian based on his friend who also served in the Army with him. During combat, men see a lot of terrible things, suffer the death of their friends, and later on realize how it is that the whole system really works like. Yossarian has some principles that do not seem as the most common ones to be thinking about when fighting a war.
His views on nationalism, as shown by the statement "I survived, but it's not a happy ending. I was a coward. I went to the war"(The Things They Carried, 79), are not extremely prominent. This quote clearly shows that he did not feel strongly enough for his country to potentially die for it. He believes patriotism is almost non-existent which is expressed through the idea that his only motivation for joining the army is the opinions of others and the statement “they carried their reputations.
Most stories of war have a hard time showing positivity in something as dismal as war. It's a story of brotherhood, love of people and their country, heroism, and pride. Bradleys father, a hardened WWII veteran, told his son, “Your teacher said something about heros… and I want you to always remember something. The heroes of Iwo Jima are the men who did not make it back,” (Bradley 343). He wants his son to know that all people involved in the war deserved to be honored and remembered, the ones who died more so than the ones who lived.
Luis Valdez in the play “The Buck Private”, the death of young men and their innocence in the Vietnam War. Valdez supports his claims by illustrating Johnny the protagonist, he joined the army because he wanted the respect and honor it gives. Valdez wants to inform young people the dangers and horrors of the Vietnam war in order to save young people's lives. Valdez writes in an informal tone for young people so they can make the right choice for their lives other than joining the army. Johnny’s a tragic hero because he strives to be a good person and to help others in need; Johnny enlisted in the Vietnam war to “better” his life.
In Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank, characters show loyalty as they care for their friends and the dead. In Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, characters loyally arrive at the side of and protect Ender. Characters exemplify brotherhood when they are loyal in their interactions with the community and each other. Compelled to assist Cassius in any way possible, Titinius loyally puts his life at risk at the will of his master. As the battle continues, Cassius notices a group of advancing troops.
What do they want? Do they know they’re alive?”(Fountain,22). This statement being made by the author on Billy’s point of view seems to show how questioning and doubtful he is serving for the American citizens. From the expressions Billy is showing it seems as if he was hesitant doing his services and being in the army. Other than Billy’s perspective as an American soldier being pointed out there is also the side of the American citizens where the author mentions their appreciation for their services.
First of all, the theme of "Grandpa's Badge of Courage" is love can change an opinion. John tells a war story, from when he was young and fought in the vietnam war . His grandson hears the story and thinks his grandpa is a coward because he ran away from a trap. John tells his grandson it was not cowardice. He couldn't attack, because they were ambushed; and if he had not ran he would have died.
Closer than Brothers As the Scottish actor Jack Lowden once said, “If you speak to any soldier, even now, they say they are fighting for their friends. It always ends up that they 're fighting for the man next to them.” Soldiers become extremely close to “the man next to them” during the destruction and harsh conditions of war, and this is prominently displayed all throughout Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Narrator and protagonist Paul Bäumer, along with his comrades, including Tjaden, Müller, Albert Kropp, Franz Kemmerich, Haie Westhus, and Detering, constantly support one another while out on the front, in the hospital, and throughout the war. Most of them went to the same school before enlisting, but their bonds grew and strengthened during the war, as conveyed by them often referring to each other as if they were brothers. The leader of their small group, Stanislaus “Kat” Katczinsky, acts as a mentor and father figure to them, but especially to Paul.